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♪ >>> winning the america's cup is not just about skill and technology. it's also about strength and athleticism. and today i'm getting a sample of what members of team usa go through to get ready for the world's biggest yacht race. >> my name is jerome kirby. i'm an offside trimmer at team oracle usa. >> so you are one of the athletes on team usa, oracle usa this year in the america's cup. that's awesome how does somebody get involved in this? >> i started sailing at 4. i got into sailing through my dad. i kind of grew up around the america's cup. my dad was in the america's cup and three around-the-world races. i have had the fortunate opportunity of being around it. >> when you were young, did you do it for fun? and when did it start becoming competitive for you? >> i think it became competitive at age 8. >> really? >> when i did my first national championships. >> you were competing in national championships at 8 years old? >> yeah. >> give me an idea. what does workout entail? >> in the mornings, most mornings, all of us are in here lifting. and afternoons after sailing, you
for equality and economic progress and issued a challenge to america -- to live up to its democratic ideals. how does america measure up today? i'll ask our guests, civil rights pioneer and georgia congressman john lewis, mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secreta
in the past 50 years we have witnessed what i'd like to call the nonviolent revolution in america, a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas, and our country is a better country. >> you know, the president will speak on wednesday in the same spot. he'll mark 50 years since the i have a dream speech. we've talked over the years, and you told me about a year and a half ago in your view a lot of people can't get comfortable with the idea of an african-american president even though what a testament to the progress and the dream that dr. king had. and you even said during your speech yesterday there are forces, there are people who want to take us back. what specifically are you talking about? >> well, i hear people over and over again saying we want to take our country back. take it back where? where are we going? we need to go forward. we've made so much progress. i often think -- when i was growing up, i thought it was science that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women, colored waiting, those signs are gone. when i first came to washington in 1961, the same ye
sunday morning. >>> and coverage of the america's cup, the leadup to the america's cup seen here today. the finals delivered thrilling racing action, too. lawrence scott is at the america's cup park with the latest. >> reporter: this was a beautiful day in many respects, probably the best day out here thus far. the promise of this america's cup racing on the bay fully realized today. there were fans here today at america's cup park who got to see two races which is kind of a novelty because winds have been high. we seem to do a nightly wind report. right now they did get in two races today. take a look. >> reporter: with cooperating wind the finals had its first race day where both scheduled races had starts and finishes from both missed time as team new zealand is off and running. victory before the domination continued. race two unique in that it occurred and was the most competitive of the summer. emirates team new zealand is the fastest challenger and claims the second race pushing the lead of four to one leaving three more victories for a date with oracle usa. >> it was a really g
water. >>> and good morning, i'm laurence scott here at the america's cup. in a couple of hours, we will have louis vuitton cup challenger series racing for you here, artemis racing going against luna rosa. going to talk a little bit about the technology that goes into these race telecasts and just where "artemis" is upon their triumphant return, coming up. >>> talk about the weather out there for america's cup racial, wind likely playing bigger role in today's race. they are going to be a little bit stronger out there, about 20 north knots, 23 miles per hour. chilly in san francisco. the big weather story, showers on the way. that's right, showers tomorrow morning. tell you where and when. >>> president obama on a publicity tour talking about spying and housing and jobs. we will take a look, coming up. >>> okay, and do you think there's anything wrong with this t-shirt? why parents want it to be pulled from store shelves. >>> america's cup racing action is back on the bay today. in just a matter of hours two teams will hit the waters as part of the louis vuitton cup. nbc bay area's
. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break from the heat. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> more guns are off bay area streets tonight thanks to a gun buyback program in oakland today. the organization youth uprising partnered with the oakland police depa
switch has some cal fans not happy. >> i'm lawrence scott at the america's cup where we are very close to stabbing a challenger to oracle team usa in the finals. the latest from the cup finals coming up in a report in a bit. >> and clouds are beginning to increase ahead of the next cold front that's going to offer fog and drizzle that could impact your morning delays. we'll get to those delays and let you know what we expect for the forecast after this. secure a spot in the america's cup finals. lawrence scott is at america's cup park. team new zealand is close to getting to take on oracle team usa on the san francisco bay. hello, lauren. >> reporter: how you doing. let's talk america's cup history. start going back to 2010. oracle team usa in a gift match beat the swiss team. there was no blewy va on the challenger. in 2007 team new zealand swept. they are very close to eliminating them and moving on to face oracle team usa. take a look. the seemingly inevitable delayed one more day at the finals. high winds delaying the first scheduled race of the day between new zealand and the ital
of the house, asking how a military strike serves america's national security? tonight mr. obama spoke to judy woodruff and gwen about how close he is to taking military action. >> first of all, i've not made a decision. i have gotten options from our military, and had extensive discussions with the national security team. we are consulting with our allies, with the international community, and, you know, i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they're held accountable. >> reporter: the president's chief partner against assad, british prime minister david cameron has called a special session of parliament tomorrow to justify retaliating against the ve sheem. >> we have to confront something that a war crime, something that is a crime against humanity. >> reporter: despite the devastating images of dead men, women, and children that have shocked the world and u.s. claims of hard intelligence, even today a week later the syrian ambassador
king shared his dream for america with america. dr. king was the passionate voice that awake and the conscience of a nation and inspired people all over the world. the power of his words res son nated because they were spoken out of an unwavering believe in freedom and justice, equality and opportunity for all. let freedom ring was dr. king's closing call for a better and more just america. so today, people from all walks of life will gather at 3 p.m. for bell-ringing events across our great country and around the world, as we reaffirm our commitment to dr. king's ideals. dr. king believed that our destinies are all intertwined and he knew that our hopes and our dreams are really all the same. >> we have been listening to oprah at the national mall talking about what happened 50 years ago on the national mall. also there, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com.
coverage of america's cup. >> a wild weekend. for the second strait day of competition, a team is forced to drop out mid race due to an equipment malfunction. emirates team new zealand got off to a strong start and then hydraulics issues crippled them. let's go back to saturday. we is a luna rosa bow out. sunday, luna rosa turned the tables for their first win. here is the skipper, max sorena. >> no one i think was giving us any chance in this final. and we worked over there. >> now keep in mind on race days during this challenge, we're set for two races per day, but for the second straight day, the wind limit was exceeded over 19 knots. here is emirates team new zealand ray davies. >> it caused a problem with the hydraulics system. and it is impossible to sail without hydraulics. so we have to bounce back and get on with it. >> now two races are set for monday which is getting it's full use as a reserve day. as we have seen, high wind can play spoiler. i'm lawrence scott. >> the sun was out today, and rob has the weather for us. >> still seeing the sun now, clouds are approaching san fr
. here is the latest from america's cup and the races and the water. >> reporter: i'm lawrence scott, where a challenger team is close to elimination, while the defender, oracle team usa is getting attention as they watch and wait. the latest coming up in just a bit. >>> after three races in the semifinals, the italian team continues their dominance over the favorite, the swedish racing team as a more aggressive approach to the prestart leading to perhaps their best all around race yet. giving them a commanding 3-0 lead in this best 4 of 7 series, with a 1:18 win over artimus. and amidst the news that oracle usa was forfeiting their world series, their training continues leading up to the september 7 start. they are watching and learning from these challenger races. >> we learn a lot about the race course, then we learn a lot about the configurations of the other boats and their strengths and weaknesses and the different configurations, whether it's upwind, down wind or reaching. so it's been quite good to watch the cup and the racing. >> reporter: and the defenders get prepared for
spent some time checking out the america's cup boats. the avid surfer found the boats fascinating and able to get a firsthand look at the action. he got a behind-the-scenes look of team usa. >> i'm a total novice when it comes to anything to do with this sport but that's great because it's all fresh and new and exciting. and excuse me while i zip up my britches. i went from knowing nothing to a little something all in a day. >> after signing autographs he got to ride along on an umpire boat. they go about 50 miles per hour on the bay. wow. during the final day of the louis vuitton semifinal round said he loved it so much he's coming back next month. the red hot chili pepper closes out the music festival tonight in san francisco's golden gate park. >>> dozens of crews of dragon boats competed on lake merritt this weekend as part of the oakland dragon boat festival. it drew teams from across the united states. the boats are colorfully decorated with a carved dragon's head. a tail end of the stern and scales painted along the hull. the dragon's claws are the 20 paddlers. winners adva
. >> at the americas cup, there is supposed to be two races and there was just one. what we saw was full of chills.o we have a report coming up. [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university. and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. . >>> continues moments for americas cup. we have more from the americas cup park with the latest on the most dramatic day yet. >> if each day of the louis vuitton cup finals, than the challenger may be spent or borrowing new equipment. the strained start by high wind exceeding the 19 knot limit. they worked a dagger board and once the race began, the dagger board failed them, rendering the race a lost cause. they would not finish. new zealand while completing the course found themselves in a frightening scenario. they were digging int
of severe penalties over steroid use. is it enough to restore trust in america's favorite pastime? perspective this morning as i talk with bob costas of nbc sportses. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday morning, august 4th. >> and good sunday morning. the u.s. is on high alert at this hour. 22 u.s. embassies from north africa to bangladesh are closed now, and a worldwide travel alert is in effect for americans. andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, good to have you here. what is it about where this is coming from and the significance of it that has engendered such a big reaction? >> well, they have intercepted chatter and it's coming from and targeting yemen. they believe it's either emanating from yemen where al qaeda and the arabian peninsula is the strongest unit or fractional unit of al qaeda that still remains. it's also the most operational unit. they're concerned about this area, but now they're looking at other areas as well. if there is no attack today, because this is the holiest day of the month of ramadan, t
are making money. >>> the most expensive cities in america to raise a baby. three of them right here in the bay area. >>> a new survey reminds us how expensive it is to live in the bay area. san jose wins the nationwide with new parents spending over $41,000 over the baby's first year. santa cruz reigns second according to the real estate website. new york third followed by san francisco. seven of the top ten cities are in california. primarily because of housing prices. boston rounds out the top five. housing and child care costs turned out to be the biggest influences in this study. >>> thousands of south bay students and their parents have one more thing checked off their back to school to do list. sacred heart community service in san jose was handing out backpacks to kids in need, stuffed with $60 worth of school supplies including notebooks, pencils, gift cards for new shoes. organizers say even though the economy is improving especially in the south bay, many families still need help. >> there is employment for people out there but most of them are underemployed at this time.
in america for five years so that if we're going to target one particular person we're ready to jump on it? that is being discussed and debated. the president is open to suggestions to make this stronger and more responsive and transparent. >> what's your suggestion? because the nsa argues you can't have half a haystack opinion you have to have basically all the numbers in the united states if you're going to be able to match it against what senator chambliss talked about, a bad guy overseas talking to somebody in the united states. >> that's one of two questions. first is how much do you need to collect? who should hold this? does the government need all this information on everybody in this country? that's the first preliminary question that we're going the address. the ekd second is the fisa court, this court we know very little about and isn't public, how much authority should it have? what checks should be in place to make sure that there is at least an adversary yal proceeding there when it comes to the issue of privacy and security? so i think that we're open to changes in both. the
'm at america's cup park where a challenger has been established at the conclusion of the louis vuitton cup finals, and it's setting up to what should be a very competitive america's cup. we'll fill you in coming up. >>> syria announced today that it will allow u.n. inspectors to inspect the area where people were killed. >> obama we need your help! >> reporter: outside the white house, demonstrators called on president obama to halt the bloodshed in syria. u.s. officials say there's little doubt chemical weapons were used last week in an attack that killed hundreds, leaving the president to consider plans for a possible military strike. >> we are prered to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> reporter: as the white house spent the weekend lining up support from other world power, syria finally agreed to let u.n. inspectors see the attack site on monday. the area has been shelved for the last five day, likely destroying evidence. >> i think we will respond in a surge callaway. >> reporter: though some are calls for action, few want boots on the ground.
argue the time is now. america's only leverage to pull egypt back from the brink is the money. >> at the end of the day, i don't want american dollars to be used by this interim government to basically kill their way into power. >> reporter: u.s. aid to egypt dates back to the camp david accords of 1979. it buys the u.s. military's access to the suez canal, which connects the mediterranean to the red sea, ensures peace with israel and the sinai desert and is supposed to provide support for democracy in egypt. what democracy, you might ask, as the military jails democratically elected leaders and crushes protests in the street. >> anybody in egypt looking at the united states would see that we really don't have a game plan. we don't have a strategy. we have not articulated how we want to see this end. >> reporter: u.s. officials are hopeful egypt will pull back, noting the deep and historic ties between the u.s. and egyptian militaries. what's more, if america cuts off aid now, other countries have promised to fill the void. >> if we were to cut off aid, we would have no levera
and frisk in new york but about a broader conversation about policing in america, and indeed, this debate about racial profiling that has grown more intense because of the trayvon martin case as well. so, case in point, you've got judge shichein lynn in new york ruling that the stop and frisk policy in new york has violated the constitutional rights of minorities and here's part of her opinion. the city's highest officials, she writes, "have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner. in their zeal to defend a policy they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting the right people is racially discriminatory and therefore violates the united states constitution." you strongly disagree. why? >> i do strongly disagree. this case cries out for appeal. the judge has indicted the entire new york city police department, 35,000 officers, of racial profiling on the flimsiest of evidence. you look at the expert for the plaintiff and what he found. he looked at 4.4 million stops o
bellowing throughout the day and it kept bellowing. when it gets down to it the america's cup television the vision as the defender of the america's cup wanting to host the event not just for spectatorers here but people around the world seeing the sights, what the crew members go through, the grinding and everything else that goes into helming this boat and what it takes to be on an ac 72. you feel like you are there. that is the scene here at the america's cup. >> thanks very much. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. looks like an improving wind forecast for friday's action on nbc bay area. clear skies in san jose. we'll have more on the gray days and your fog factor forecast. >>> talk about going green. learn how one bay area company is turning algae into makeup. >>> why it was important to be here today is because nobody was there for me when i was missing. >> a victim speaks. ariel castro's house of horrors is reduced to rubble. the story is next. >>> the house of horrors is no more. the cleveland home where ariel castro held and tortured thr
putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today about the president's defense of the nsa surveillance programs. >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> reporter: all this as snowden's father says he now has the papers to visit his son in russia whom he continues to defend. >> what i would say is that my son has spoken the truth. >> reporter: now he also said today that he plans to take an attorney to russia with him to help his son fight the charges that he is facing in the united
and vegetables that feed america and the world. >> who else has worked in the field? >> reporter: we have found dozens of children born in the united states who work in the tomato fields and peach orchards since they were before 13 years old. some since the ripe age of eight. >> peaches. >> reporter: all of it possible because of an exception in u.s. labor law who allows a child to work the field even though it requires the child to be at least 14 years of age before he or she can legally work limited hours indoors a at fast food restaurant, office or grocery store. >> this is a national disgrace that we need to stop. >> reporter: that's why this month, a congresswoman has introduced the care act to congress. >> right now we have approximately 400,000 children who work in agriculture and they are not working on their family farms. these are children who are being hired to work on these farms. >> if it becomes law the care act would give the same labor protections to children working in agriculture as any other industry in america. those who opposed say it would hurt family farms and 4-h clubs.
calling it a moral obscenity. is america about to strike? >>> the burn zone, now the size of chicago. one of the biggest fires ever in california. and is san francisco's threatened water and power supply out of the woods? >> early detection of ovarian cancer, one with of the deadliest and hardest to diagnosis. tonight a simple blood test that could save thousands of lives. >> and, about last night. the performance that left no doubt she is not hannah montana anymore. did she go too far? or was that exactly the point? "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian. the white house tonight says there is no question they did it. calling out the syrian government over a chemical weapons attack last week that killed hundreds of syrian civilians. the language from washington today was exceedingly blunt. secretary of state john kerry this afternoon laying out the case for a likely u.s. military response. >> the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuses and eq
a cruise around the bay. as emirates team new zealand, here's america's cup ceo steven barkley on the latest for the challengers. >> and now, what do we see? we see artemis out on the water and we look forward to luna rossa in a match which really people think is going to be close. >> reporter: in all of this action ahead in august, one of the three challengers will face oracle team usa. the america's cup organizers know how the bay area looks to its sport to be part of a larger event. >> one. things we've learned is how san francisco wants to enjoy events such as this. and we're seeing it again now. in the last sort of two or three weeks, we've noticed that the whole tone has changed. as we've seen the tourists and the boaters voting with their ç feet. >> reporter: with no teams competing on the bay, the america's cup park will still be open for a variety of activities. i'm laurence sc >>> all right, so we can still go out there and watch the boats, even though there's not official competition. >> and you know who's been doing that? jeff ranieri. >>> the great thing people d
much. >>> and coming up, a south bay act tries to prove to america it has talent. >>> tonight, on "america's got talent," the stage was transformed into a synthetic ice rink. >> on that stage, two employees of great america and four other skaters, brought the audience to its feet. ♪ that's good. they called it a thrilling act. aerial ice. it's a mix of skating, dance and aerial acrobatics. one of the judges described it as dangerous but graceful. we'll find out tomorrow if they move on to the next round. and you can watch "america's got talent." >>> a boy injured in the boston marathon bombings gets another treat this week. the 49ers invited aaron and his family to training camp. he got his picture taken with patrick willis. his father is a football coach in high school. in four months, they've been guests of the oakland a's and the golden state warriors. >>> we'll be right back with sports. >>> hi, everybody. i'm dave feldman. tonight, the a's were hosting the houston astros, losers of 31 of the last 38, and 10 of 11 against oakland this year. but the rangers losing earlier
. their deaths shocked america and forced their parents into action. marquez greene, who lost her 6-year-old, anna, and mark barden, who lost his 7-year-old, daniel, were stunned by yesterday's shooting. >> here we are the day after an individual stormed into a school with an assault rifle, into an elementary school. >> and there's silence. we are a nation in denial. and one day we're going to look back at this moment in history and say we should have acted earlier, because no parent should ever have to worry about getting their child off a bus when we send them to school. >> reporter: in the eight months since they last saw their children, newtown parents have campaigned for gun reform. it passed in two states, connecticut and colorado, but failed at the federal level. what was your reaction when the federal legislation failed for gun reform? >> it was frustrating, but it was also round one. and i feel like we are in mile one of a marathon. >> reporter: how many rounds? or how many miles? >> as many as it takes. >> until we get it done. >> reporter: these newtown parents also cautioned
america. >> reporter: gay cobb wanted to be a participant of that new america. she was a young new yorker who set out on a bus ride to washington d.c. to hear dr. martin luther king jr. speak. >> this was the poster that we received from the march. >> reporter: now a ceo of the oakland private industry counsel, she is now looking back on that speech 50 years later. >> but to be part of that generation and to have observed the changes in america since then is just profoundly humbling. >> reporter: humbling because she can look back on her life in the '50s and '60s. she remembers she had no other choice but to ride in the back of the bus a recall the colored only signs at restaurants and stores. the i have a dream speech for her brought about hope for the future. >> we were all in it. you know, we were all in it. we could see brothers and sisters in the south, very, very brave young people who were willing, literally and did put their lives on the line. so we felt this was the least we could do. >> reporter: cynthia taylor is an assistant professor of religion and history. she wrote a book
by a pack of 1,000-pound animals in america's first-ever running of the bulls. we'll find out if the adrenaline rush was worth it today, sunday, august 25th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill, live from rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> and aisle carl in for lester holt. along with dylan dryer. it's a tough situation for the firefighters trying to get a handle on the massive fire burning in yosemite national park. officials say it's created its own weather pattern making it too unpredictable to control. we're going to get the latest in just a moment. >> scary stuff there. also ahead this morning, the escalating situation in syria. defense secretary chuck hagel saying today the u.s. military is ready to act if ordered to do so by the president. he says all options are being considered at this point. we are live in the region with new development. >> plus, we'll take you to an emotional memorial service that was held saturday for the mother and brother of kidnapped teen hannah anderson.
be proud of what we a i chiefed. >> and next up, the america's cup final starting right here on nbc, saturday, september 7th. oracle team usa defending the cup. >>> and coming up next, we'll show you the plan to make double slides, a place for families. from the fields to the vineyards, mexican american ground breakers making strides in the wine making. a bay area woman rememberings what it was like to see martin luther king's historic "i have a dream" speech and how it transformed her life. ♪ looks like you started to make something. ♪ oh, a green! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] cheerios. with flavors your heart will love. ♪ find your favorite cheerios flavors. available at target. >>> thousands of people gathered in washington, d.c. this weekend. a bay area woman was one of those who was in the nation's capital a half century ago to protest discrimination and inequality. tonight, she reflects. nbc bay area cheryl herd has the story. >> it was a buzz about hearing dr. king. >> one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content o
water to vineyards in the caneros wine region. water is set to flow this fall. >>> the america's cup finals are just over a week away. lawrence scott explains there's plenty of sailing on the bay. the young guns have been given wings on their own catamarans. >> america is set to face the emirates team. the summer of racing turns its attention to sailing's next wave with the red bull youth america's cup. these are the same boats used during last year's world cup series on the bay. the sailors representing the american teams are expecting the very best out of the international competition. >> all the teams are top sailors. there are a few really good teams from around the world. >> each team has strong individual talent. there's olympic medallists in the field. it will be a tough regatta. the 1845s are physically demanding. everybody has been working hard in the gym and are fit and ready to go. >> there are six sailors from 19 to 24. there's a nationality rule. they're ready to show their stuff knowing this is the pathway to be aboard a boat in the pursuit for the america's cup. they s
. >>> good evening. there are few more dangerous places in america right now than on the fire lines out west, both for those fighting the fires and those trying to flee them. there are dozens of wild fires on the move tonight, but the most dangerous is in idaho, the so-called beaver creek fire, where thousands more have been ordered to grab what they can and get out. crews from around the country have been brought in to battle it, attacking from the air and from the ground. but conditions couldn't be worse as mountaintops virtually explode with fire before their eyes. nbc's miguel almaguer is covering the story for us. he is in haley, idaho, tonight. miguel? >> reporter: lester, good evening. that plume of smoke behind me about mile away is the heart of the fire. just in front of me is a sprawling community. what worries firefighters so much tonight is what is in between these two, acres and acres of dry fuel. explosive, out of control and now closing in on 2300 homes. the beaver creek fire is a monster, moving in multiple directions. >> this is an extremely fast and dangerous fire. >> repor
they will not -- >>> okay. so the lead up to the america's cup is very near its conclusion with a challenger to oracle usa perhaps just one day from being established. >> we have the latest on the leader of the louis vuitton cup finals. >>> after the better part of two months in the summer of racing, the louis vuitton cup is a couple races away from being captured. not much in the way of competition. in the prestart of race six, following a familiar script, emirates team new zealand getting the position they want and the kiwis gathering a sizable lead over the luna rossa team. they are behind for most of the race. two more victory also give emirates team new zealand the spot before oracle usa. >> the way we go around the course. you feel like it is coming together. we know we can do better. and so i think the challenge is as much racing ourselves and improving ourselves as it is against the other guy. >> reporter: luna rossa needing a mistake to grab the win. but they're staying in the fight. here's luna rossa skipper. >> we're not going to give up even until the end. if there's some suggs of that. we are
wrote about in the "the washington post" this week. america's chronic overreaction to terrorism, we have created an economy of fear, an industry of fear, a national psychology of fear. al qaeda could have never achieved that on its own. we have inflicted it on ourselves. >> fundamentally, there are two sets of questions that apply in the war against terrorism. the one set of questions deals with the where's it going to happen, what's going to happen, and when is it going to happen. the other set of questions deals with what is it that our enemy, the terrorists, are trying to achieve? what are they trying to induce us to do? take a look at what's been happening over the past week. with a conference call, al qaeda has effectively shut down 20 u.s. embassies around north africa and the middle east. we just had the president of yemen here for a meeting with president obama. he goes back feeling wonderful about his new relationship with the president. next thing the president does is says in effect, sorry, but we don't trust you yemenis to protect your embassies so in effect we shut down our
ahead, "america's got talent" next round will feature two kids, two amazing dancers. they really are. ages 9 and 10. this morning they're going to show some of their moves as they prepare again for the next round of "america's got talented." we're anxiously awaiting being entertained by them. >> they haven't been together very long, by the way. less than a year i think. >> no, not very long. and her brother is also in it. family rival. >>> this is your last day temporarily. you are coming back. >> please always finish the sev sentence that i'm coming back. >> you'll probably be back next week right after you pop out the baby. >> we're going to try to give you some advice. >>> but first dylan has another check of our weather. >>> a lot of expensive equipment out here so really hoping the rain holds off. we have this woman over here. she's a trooper. everyone else she is with is sleeping. my brother is here from seattle and is sleeping. his one chance to see me and he's sleeping. thanks for coming on down here. a couple of light showers in the northeast today. nothing too heavy about b
is behind a substantial relationship between climate and conflict. >>> 3 million people in america need to eat gluten-free foods. glutden is a combination of starch and proteins. when people with celiac disease eat gluten, their small intestines could be damaged. in 2004 the fda was supposed to set standards on how much gluten was in foods. >>> there's a new way to look at an old problem. the royal orthopedic hospital in london has a new scanner giving doctors a 3-d way to see how high heels impact women's feet. women who wear heels often suffer from foot problems. this can sometimes cause long-term damage. doctors say high heels should be worn in moderation. >>> the biggest party of the summer every year in free monday happens this weekend, that's where we find our globe trotting chief meteorologist, jeff ranieri. just don't fall in the water. >> i'm not. there's a rail behind me. it's hot out here, but i probably won't be jumping in on this live hit. you said t we're out here getting this pre-party going at lake elizabeth for the fremont festival of the arts happening this saturday an
. >> well, in a moment, ann. in a moment. [ laughter ] i still love you, america, i do, but you've hurt my feelings very, very much. [ laughter ] >> father? hello, father. >> hello, tag. >> i'm so very angry, father. i wish i could punch america in the face. i do, i tell you. [ laughter ] >> well, now, now. it's not a time for anger, tag. >> so what's next for
at the america's cup where it was a very dramatic day today, and an emotional day. and artimas racing returned today. we will show you what happened coming up. >>> >>> and we will have your full america's cup weather forecast tomorrow coming up and a live look across the bay and there's the fog. we will tell you what it will do to the temperatures this week, you may like it, coming up in a few minutes. ♪ i wish i was made of money. i wish you were too. chances are, you're not made of money. so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico motorcycle. see how much you could save. >> protesters in san francisco called for a boycott of russian made vodka after lawmakers enacted anti-gay legislation. they banned promoting nontraditional sexual relations. people gathered outside city hall to call on mayor ed lee to boycott russian brands. >> if you have laws that legislate the way that the russian government has, you are opening up violent homophobia, and that is what is happening. >> many boycotters poured water on the sidewalk rather than actually vodka. >> a registered sexual offender is in cu
. >>> edward snowden has single-handedly sparked a new chapter in america's coldar with the russians. >>> plus, lingerie for the wealthiest 1%. >>> the house of horrors is no more. >>> and how did a four-foot shark end up on a new york city subway. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, august 8th. >> good morning, everyone. i'm betty ngyuen. so they hit the jackpot. lottery officials say three people won powerball's third biggest pot ever. two tickets in new jersey and one in minnesota matched all six numbers beating the 1 in 175 million odds. so grab your tickets right now because we'll give you those winning numbers. 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and 32. the jackpot was originally $425 million, but at the drawing, officials said it spiked to a whopping $448 million. however, the lump sum option slices that almost in half and three winners will end up splitting about $258 million before taxes. still not bad. >>> wednesday's windfall comes over three months after the biggest powerball jackpot in history. $590 million won by one person in florida. >>> a fast-movi
and packing. the fresh fruits and vegetables that feed america and the world. >> who else out here has worked in the fields? >> we found dozens of children born here in the united states who said they'd been working in the tomato fields and beet orchards and everything in between since they 13 years old. >> i was 11. >> reporter: some since the ripe age of 8. >> i'm a preacher. >> reporter: all of it is possible because of an exception in u.s. labor law that allows a child to work the fields even though that same law requires a child to be at least 14 years of age before he or she can legally work even limited hours indoors at a fast foot restaurant office or grocery store. >> we need to stop this. this is a national disgrace that we need to stop. >> reporter: that's why this month congresswoman louis zeal has once again introduced the care act to congress. >> right know we have approximately 400,000 children who work in agriculture, and they are not working on their family farms. they use our children who are being hired to work on these farms. >> reporter: if it becomes law, it would give t
and america west. >> this industry has a track record of too many planes and too many players and unless they can tighten up capacity, it's going to be a badly damaged industry. >> reporter: but at airports around the country, passengers have been worried. >> when northwest and delta merged, it cut down on the availability of flights. >> meanwhile, airfare to be affordable. >> reporter: travelers have been paying more for luggage, even leg room. the lawsuit came before a bankruptcy judge was expected to approve the merger as part of american's turn around plan. the company will be stuck in bankruptcy for at least a few more months. richard? >> thank you so much. >>> also a violent end to a bank hostage situation. police shooting and killing the suspect after he shot two hostages. one of those hostages is dead, the other is in critical condition. a third hostage was released late tuesday, nine hours into the ordeal in rural louisiana. during negotiations, officials saying the 20 year old said he was going to kill the hostages, that's when police stormed the building. ahmed's family owns a
match at kp.org and thrive. >>> drama is building on the bay at america's cup. high winds, and equipment failure is a common theme from this weekend. we have the latest, hello, lawrence. >> hey, diane. i'll tell you why that drama is building, luna rosa could have well be down 4-0 this weekend at were the four races scheduled to happen here on the bay did not happen. there was only two, and lu lunluna luna rosa getting a break today as emirates had some equipment trouble. all kinds of drama is building out here. >>> a wild weekend full of the unexpected for the louis vuitton finals. emirates strong at the start and in command with a 400 meter lead in race two until hydraulic issues crippled them. let's flash back to saturday. in race one we saw luna rosa bowed our customers out. on sunday, luna rosa turned the table on emirates team new zealand. >> we are obviously pretty happen. no one i think was giving us any chance. and we went over there. >> now keep in mind on race days during this child, we're set on two races. but the wind limit was exceeded over 19 knots. both teams evaluated eq
with history were not done. he came to america a decade later showing an interest and aptitude in science taking a job with grumman aircraft and landing a spot on the biggest project around. apollo 11, the mission that landed the first human on the moon. >> i was assigned to the propulsion group and we realized what a tremendous challenge this was. because at the time in the early '60s we knew nothing about space. >> reporter: a survivor of mankind's darkest hour was now part of its singular achievement. >> and they separate. >> reporter: he was on the team responsible for the rocket propulsion for apollo 11's lunar lander the vehicle that got the team to the moon but more importantly for al, got them off of it as well. >> i'm almost blue in the face holding my breath for the moment where it actually will lift off. >> reporter: until our interview he never put together his special place in history, his connection to the high and the low. the message to the rest of us? never forget either. >> the darkest day in the 20th century will and should be and must be preserved just as the greatest
, richard. bank of america is closing drive-through teller lanes in several branches. customers will still be able to use drive-up atm machines. analysts say this is -- >>> the ps4 costs $399. it's $100 less than microsoft's new xbox 1. sony says it already has 1 million preorders worldwide. >>> twitter has more than 40 million registered users, just seven months after its launch. vine let's you loop together six-second video clips. richard, back to you. >> you can fit a lot in six seconds. thank you so much. >>> straight ahead, all your sports highlights. you're watching "early today." >>> all right. now let's get the latest in sports for you. remember that alex rodriguez pitch that hit the ribs? well boston red sox pitcher ryan dempster gets suspended for that for five games and a $2,500 fine to boot. yankees' manager joe girardi also gets his due, too. $5,000 for the argument. no arguing about this one, though. the yankees top toronto in a double header 8-4, 3-2, and along the way, robinson cano got his 300th home run. suzuki is one run away from his 4,000th hit. >>> and a new report on
check is coming up next. >>> i'm lawrence scott at the america's cup. we had two races with two teams finishing and no problems to speak of. we'll fill you in coming up. do you see the 10% back in points, aw baby, i'm seeing triple again. plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. >>> starts and finishes from both teams in the louis vuitton cup finals. that's a first. >> and lawrence scott was there. >> reporter: with cooperating winds and boats holding together, it's a race day where both scheduled races had starts and finishes from both teams. in race one the only malfunction was a time keeping device meaning a shaky prestart for the team as team new zealand was off and running with a lead that would grow to hundreds of meters before the kiwi domination continued. race two was the most competitive of the summer. but team new zealand is the fastest challenger and claims the second race needing three more victories for a date with oracle team usa. >> it was a really good day. the whole concept of the races was about san
will save many lives. >>> keep your eyes peeled for a follow-up on what's widely considered one of america's favorite books. the authors of a new j.d. salinger biography claim the reclusive "catcher in the rye" author could be out with five more books by 2020, a decade after his death. >>> america's first great bull run. it mimics spain's running with the bulls as daredevils ran from a dozen charging bulls down a quarter mile dirt track. officials organized seven runs, splitting the participants into groups of 500. will you try this, bill? >> no. >> it might be coming to a city near us. most thrill-seekers survived unscathed but a couple were taken to the hospital with injuries. >> if you want to start a bull running tour. you want to go like city to city. >> what's what they've done. ten cities. when you look at these bulls, they aren't quite as fierce as some you might see. these are 1,000 pounds. >>> now time for a look ahead. army staff sergeant ty carter is signed for gallantry as military fighters tried to overrun his post in afghanistan. >>> jodi arias is expected back in court toda
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" begins right now. this is america's number one financial news program. "on the money," now, maria bartiromo. >> here is the news as we go into a new week maria bartiromo. anhalt to trading because of a software glitch. securities could not be priced and there was no response from the nasdaq officials before or during the cause of the halt. nasdaq defending their handling of the outage. >> we took the proper amount of time, to make sure that the testing was done, and the communication was so strong and we got it done and came back and came back successfully. it's not our job, nor will it be for us to go to the press, the public, while we are focused on the issue. >> nin spite of that, the nasda was up. and the dow broke the longest losing streak of the year. the markets continued to climb on friday. the federal reserves coach market committee released the minutes from july's meeting, and investors were hoping for clarity on when the fed was going to slow down the bond buying program rmp they were disappointed as the fed provided few clues on when that will happen. and home depot be
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